Our household waste service
We’re making it easier for residents to reduce rubbish, sort waste properly and recycle more.
In early to mid-2017 we planned and ran a neighbourhood composting trial ‘Compost Hub’ to connect non-composting households with those that do compost. Compost contributors delivered their household food scraps to compost champions during the 8 weeks trial.
Overall nine hubs were formed with 28 households contributing food scraps. Over 1000 kgs of food scraps were diverted from landfill during this time which works out at an average of 221kgs per household per year of food diverted from landfill.
One of the other great benefits noted by participants was the community building aspect of the scheme.
Help create a community compost hub in your area. If you love composting and are happy to accept extra food scraps, or if you don't compost but want to keep your food scraps out of landfill...you've come to the right place.
Free compost bins and kitchen caddies are available to Compost Hub members.
Did you know that HUNDREDS of tonnes of food waste goes from our red garbage bins into our local landfill each week? In landfill, food waste takes up valuable space, generates carbon emissions and causes other environmental impacts which are expensive to manage.
Community composting helps us use food scraps the way nature intended, by returning valuable nutrients to the soil. For more information or to join up, follow the link below.